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Grotte de Bernifal

Grotte de Bernifal, Meyrals, Saint-Cyprien, France
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As others have said, you must make an appointment to visit this cave and it must be pointed out... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Laurie W
Calne, United Kingdom
Make sure you book!!!!

The road between Sarlat and Les Eysies-de Tayac is full of grottes and troglodyte villages and you... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Northwich, United Kingdom
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Grotte de Bernifal, Meyrals, Saint-Cyprien, France
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

As others have said, you must make an appointment to visit this cave and it must be pointed out that the owner's booking arrangements can be a bit haphazard; we waited 40 minutes beyond the booked time for our tour (in French). All was forgiven...More

1  Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The road between Sarlat and Les Eysies-de Tayac is full of grottes and troglodyte villages and you are spoiled for choice of places to visit. We took pity on one of the smaller ones and marched off on what we assumed to be the path...More

1  Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Well presented, exciting active look into the last thousand years or so of these wonderful cliffs and caves.

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 10 October 2015

You must make an appointment to see this privately owned cave. We have visited many pre-historic painted caves but this was an truly extraordinary experience to see a human face depicted! The owner takes you in with his battery charged flashlight & allows you plenty...More

Thank globalartlover
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

It is a rare opportunity to get to see this cave. We were fortunate to be taken in by the only English speaking guide allowed to give tours it. Before going to that area try to schedule a tour with the author of the book...More

4  Thank Mmach6
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Small private cave, but fantastic and in original condition. Mostly light etchings and use of the natural contours of the rock. Tours by owner only in French, so consider taking an english speaking guide with you if you are not a French speaker. It would...More

2  Thank Americanbrazilian
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is not a "touristic" attraction like the other caves that you'll be able to visit in the area, it's a wonderful, "back in time" experience. This cave is owned by a 78 year old farmer who conducts the visits himself during the winter time,...More

3  Thank ER_BL_NZ
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was a facinating visit to a cave discovered in the fifties by the owner and his brother. The cave is accessed after a walk through the woods. A mixture of prehistoric drawings & carvings can be seen as well as crystal formations. The visit...More

Thank fringfordian
Reviewed 7 August 2012

When we arrived at the schedule 2:30pm the owners were partaking in a picnic lunch and asked us to wander the 500 meters to the cave entrance and wait, they assured us they would be a few minutes. When we arrived there was another person...More

10  Thank Paul H
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Richard W W
2 September 2015|
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Thanks! I have contacted her.